Bark Avenue Adopt-a-Thon finds furballs homes

Bark in Carroll Park! Pet adoption frenzy in Carroll Gardens

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Carroll Gardens got a special delivery of more than a dozen furry bundles of joy at a pet adoption event over the weekend.

The fidos and felines found new owners at the Bark Avenue Adopt-a-Thon in Carroll Park on Sunday afternoon. The match-making session was a tail-wagging good time, according to the organizer.

“It was a huge success,” said Marion Fiore, a Brooklyn Heights real estate agent and big-time animal lover. “It was so beautiful to see an idea that you create be implemented by everyone around you.”

Twelve dogs and two felines found new homes and some of the pooches paraded down a red carpet and danced with their would-be owners, Fiore said.

The pet coordinator organized the event in memory of one of her dogs who was euthanized in a city shelter about 10 years ago. Fiore had no idea that her four-legged friend would be put down when she gave the pet up and the adopt-a-thon helped to alleviate her guilt, she said.

“This was my way of helping to redeem myself to make up it for it,” she said. “Really, the message in that story is that every time you adopt, you save a life.”

Fiore hopes to organize another one of the events in Park Slope next year called — you guessed it — Bark Slope.

Reach reporter Megan Riesz at or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her on Twitter @meganriesz.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Excuse me for asking this, but which section of Carroll Gardens contains Bark Avenue? I am not sure I've seen this "street" before, despite my many hours riding around the neighborhood. Perhaps I've "missed" it in the past?

Thank you and please continue being reasonable.
April 14, 2014, 3:28 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
If you don't mind my saying so, I, too was interested in finding this "Bark" avenue. Which reminds me: I am meeting someone at "Bark", the home of delicious hotdogs, later today.
April 14, 2014, 4:57 pm
diehipster from Fileting Fletchers says:
"John Wasserman: Well, ya' know"

Anyway, glad to see some normal people in an article. It's rare.
April 14, 2014, 8:11 pm
NYPD from NY says:
April 14, 2014, 9:53 pm
BD from Red Hook/Carroll gdns says:
Hi. It was on Sunday, unfortunately I didn't read my email, but a guest of mine told me, she was passing Carroll Park- there I presume along Smoth Street, where they cone out station, they saw the van -Adoption of furry dogs n felines
Probably, would of gone there to take a peek. First time, our neighborhood had Bark. It wasn't well advertised.
Just a one day notice?
No posters. Importance- 12 pets found new homes along with felines
Mostly all the time, I'm across from Carroll Park, at our senior center next door to Kidsville.
There were no posters along Court Street
April 15, 2014, 12:51 pm
BD from Red Hook/Carroll gdns says:
Ohh, Bark truck was outside Carroll park, inside park was a short knee high sign BARK AVENUE with a REd Carpet to strut and dance their way with their new families.
Very Sweet. Very sorry I missed it
April 15, 2014, 12:57 pm

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